ElectionGudie

May 2, 2002 Confirmed

144,758
Registered to Vote
Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Election for Bahaman Senate

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 40 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Hubert Alexander INGRAHAM
  • Assembly: Bahamas has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 16 seats and the House of Assembly with 40 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Dame Ivy DUMONT.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the Senate 16 members are appointed by the governor-general. In the House of Assembly 40 members are elected by direct popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Free National Movement (FNM)
    Leader: Orville A. Thompson TURNQUEST
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 7
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 35
  • Party: Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
    Leader: Perry Gladstone CHRISTIE
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 29
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 5
  • Party: Other Parties
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 4
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held March 14, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 297,852 ( est.)
  • Registered Voters: 144,758 ( 2002 )